ome to the Lincoln Trail Regional Council of the Institute of Management Accountants!

2015 - 2016 Council Award of Excellence
2014 - 2015 Council Award of Excellence
2013 - 2014 Vice Presidents' Award
for highest average competition points

Upcoming Events

                                    Council Meeting
Saturday, July 29th
Registration deadline: July 24th
9:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Indiana University Southeast
 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN, 47150
or remotely by WebEx

Council Networking Social
, July 28, 2017
6:00 pm

Brooklyn and the Butcher
148 E Market St., New Albany, IN,

See our events page to RSVP and for additional details and other upcoming events.

IMA's 97th Annual  Conference & Exposition
June 17 - 21, 2017

Denver, Colorado

IMA's 17th Annual Student Leadership Conference
Nov 9 - 11, 2017

Houston, Texas

Visit our SLC page.

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Welcome Message

@lincolntrailima Timeline

President's Message-Susan Maddux

I'm looking forward to starting the year with a bang with our first meeting in July hosted by the Louisville Chapter. We will start the weekend with a networking social at Brooklyn and the Butcher.  The meeting on Saturday will be on the Indiana University Southeast Campus.  I'm very excited that our IMA Chair-Elect, Ginger White will be presenting "Your Career. Your Story. Discover IMA." at the board meeting on Saturday. You won't want to miss it. Our post-meeting social will be at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen in New Albany. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

IMA Lincoln Trail Council
is one of over twenty regional councils of the Institute of Management Accountants.  The Lincoln Trail Council represents seven IMA chapters: Bloomington, Bluegrass Area, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and South Central Indiana!

The Lincoln Trail Council board members, chapter leaders, and IMA members meet quarterly in various chapter locations to discuss pressing topics affecting our chapters and their members, participate in educational events, and to network.  If you have any questions about Lincoln Trail Council, feel free to contact one of our Council Officers.

Make sure to save-the-date for the following events:

Quarterly Council Meeting on Saturday,

  • July 29, 2017 in New Albany, IN
  • October 7, 2017 in Evansville, IN
  • January 27, 2018 in Lexington, KY
  • April 21, 2018 in Nashville, TN

Also, MrExcel in Nashville, TN April 20, 2018

Check back often for updates, and make sure to "like" our Council Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @lincolntrailima to receive additional notifications!

Read past president's messages

April 2016 Council Meeting

About Us

The Lincoln Trail Regional Council of IMA is one of 23 nationwide councils, consisting of 7 chapters in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Bloomington, Blue Grass, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and South Central Indiana.  To learn more about Lincoln Trail Regional  Council and its chapters, click here.

Our council provides leadership for and facilitates partnerships with our chapters by:

  • Holding quarterly council meetings with delegates from each chapter.
  • Representing regional chapters in the Global IMA organization.
  • Providing assistance and guidance to our chapters.
  • Conducting yearly Chapter Leadership Training program in April for chapter board of director officers.
  • Promoting local, regional, and national continuing education programs.
  • Partnering with chapters to conduct professional development seminars.
  • Promoting outreach to student members, including Student Leadership Conference scholarship.
  • Encouraging the promotion of professional certification via IMA's Certification in Management Accounting (CMA).

The Council's board members, chapter leaders, and chapter delegates meet quarterly in various locations based upon which Chapter sponsors the meeting.  The purpose is to discuss various local, regional, and global topics affecting IMA; participate in educational events; and to network. To see a list of upcoming meetings and events, click here.

If you have any questions regarding Lincoln Trail Regional Council, please contact one of the Council Officers or your local IMA Chapter President.

Council Members at 96th Annual Conference

The slide show above includes council officers and chapter members at IMA's 96th Annual Conference in June 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

IMA - The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

For almost 100 years, IMA has been a champion of—and resource for—the financial management and accounting profession.  The IMA is committed to helping its more than 70,000 members in 120 countries expand their professional skills, better manage their organizations, and enhance their careers.  Accountants working in business are required to handle a broad range of responsibilities, including financial planning, analysis, forecasting, internal controls and decision support. They are expected to be trusted advisors who can interpret the numbers to direct corporate strategy, needing skills beyond what is required to get a basic accounting degree or to become a CPA. To fill the gap, the IMA is dedicated to helping accountants and finance professionals in business become more than “number crunchers” by developing their leadership and business skills through a combination of continuing education, mentoring, networking, volunteerism, and certification.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) – The Gold Standard

The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.  Professionals holding the CMA can earn over $34,000 higher total compensation than their noncertified peers.*    Since 1972, more than 40,000 CMA certificates have been awarded to professionals worldwide.  Visit imanet.org to learn more.

* IMA Salary Survey, Strategic Finance, 2013